36 days ago

Christchurch council takes hard line on recycling rule breakers

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Almost 1500 Christchurch households could soon have their recycling bins confiscated as the city council cracks down on people who refuse to separate their waste.

About 180 yellow wheelie bins have already been removed and the council has sent final warnings to another 1450 residents.

To get the bins back, they will have to pay $97.65 and sign a statement promising to abide by the rules. Their bins will be monitored to make sure they keep that promise.

Christchurch City Council has spent close to $1.5 million sending almost 1500 truckloads of contaminated material from yellow bins to landfill since May. That equates to about 41 per cent of all yellow bins.

Do you agree with council's strict recycling approach? Let us know below.

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2 days ago

Angry residents plead with city council to remove smelly compost plant

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Fed up and frustrated Christchurch residents have pleaded with the city council to get rid of a smelly compost plant they say is “slowly killing” them.

Bromley residents have been complaining to the Christchurch City Council about the “vile and putrid” smells and dust coming the plant, owned by the council and run by Living Earth, for 11 years.

Anger spilled out into the council chamber on Wednesday when residents called on the council to move the plant to a rural area away from homes. Four residents spoke at the council meeting and another five submitted written statements.

The residents have little faith that a proposed $17.5 million upgrade of the plant will make any difference to the odour.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

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1 day ago

Threats by Pakistani Cricketer Shoaib Akhtar

Gunther from Avonside - Dallington

How dare he warn & threaten us after his team mates flouted our Covid safety rules, putting us at risk. Don't want them here - put them on the next plane out of here.

4 days ago

Favourite summer holiday spots

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite summer holiday spots in NZ. Is there somewhere you keep returning to year after year and, if so, what are the main attractions? What makes it such a stand-out spot? Any tips you may be able to offer on the best things to see and do there - as well as the best places to grab a drink or bite to eat - would be much appreciated. Please put 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it to appear in a travel article. Thanks again.